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Over the course of its history, the boundaries of Poland changed frequently and as a result, Polish names have much in common with other Slavic names in the way they are formed. Polish surnames often end with a diminutive suffix, such as "-owicz," "ak," "ski," or "ska." The family name Kowalkowski is an occupational type of surname, derived from the occupation of blacksmith. This name is a derivative of the word "kowal" which means "blacksmith" and, since this used to be a rather common profession, there were many bearers of the name. In fact, Kowalkowski is one of the most common surnames in contemporary Poland.

Kowalkowski Early Origins



The surname Kowalkowski was first found in Galicia which lies in southern Poland on the northern slopes of the Carpathians. It was overrun by Monguls in 1223. The region is composed of Polish and Ukrainian natives, the latter being to the east. The Ruthenian nobles adopted the Catholic faith and the Polish tongue. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Kowalkowski Spelling Variations


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Kowalkowski Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kowalski, Kowal, Kovalski, Kovel, Kovalski, Kofax, Kowalczyk, Kowalik, Kovaricek, Kovarik and many more.

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Kowalkowski Early History


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Kowalkowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kowalkowski research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kowalkowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kowalkowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kowalkowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonia Kowalski, who came from the port of Bremen to New York in 1868; Carl Kowalski, who arrived in Baltimore in 1868; Ernestine Kowalski, who arrived in New York in 1873.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalkowski (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kowalkowski (post 1700)



  • Joseph Kowalkowski, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956
  • J. D. Kowalkowski, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912
  • Robert Kowalkowski (1943-2009), American Football offensive guard who played from 1966 to 1977
  • Scott Thomas Kowalkowski (b. 1968), former American NFL football linebacker who played from 1991 to 2001

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
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    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Kowalkowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kowalkowski Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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